Southern Fraud Series

Southern Fraud Case Files: Your Thoughts

My research for the last two novels in the Southern Fraud series has yielded a number of great ideas. I’ve read so many “inspiring” (aka wacky) stories of fraud that my imagination is overflowing. I want to tell so many stories, but not all of them will fit properly into the novel series. These ideas would, however, work perfectly as stand-alone novellas.

That’s when I thought of something new: Southern Fraud Case Files, shorter books–about 1/3 the length of the novels–that feature Julia and Vincent doing what they do best.

My first priority will always be the novels, but because a great deal of the production time is devoted to editing and proofreading them, I’m left with some time on my hands while the editors work their magic. I don’t have enough time to start another novel, but definitely enough time to write something shorter.

So what do you think? Would you read the Southern Fraud Case Files?

6 thoughts on “Southern Fraud Case Files: Your Thoughts

  1. As you point out, your downtime could be affectively used to write shorts that don’t “belong” in a novel. Also, when short stories or novellas are on offer free or low-cost, readers reluctant to put down the price of a full novel can take a chance and maybe find someone worth investing time and money in.

    1. Very good point, Susan! I want to make all my books affordable, but I also love the idea of having quality material available at lower prices too. πŸ˜€

  2. I agree whole heartedly with what Susan Kaye said. Plus the fact we don’t have to wait long to have the connection with Julia and Vincent again πŸ™‚ .

  3. I think this is a great idea on so many levels! 1) We can’t get enough of Julia & Vincent 2) I love these wacky fraud schemes. Being the upstanding citizen that I am, I have never thought about half of these scenarios. It fascinates me that people actually do, and I would enjoy reading more. It’s quite interesting. 3) Reading the SF series makes me feel as if I am back home in GA. πŸ™‚ I could go on, but I will just say that I hope you do write some case files for your readers. πŸ™‚

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